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JeRM357
07-28-2007, 01:26 AM
What metal band do you guys think has the best guitar tone? For me, it's Opeth overall, but Necrophagist's solo tone is god like.

kiennM
07-28-2007, 01:27 AM
The haunted have a really sick tone

diminishedtobme
07-28-2007, 01:30 AM
I like T.O.O.H!'s guitar tone, since it reminds me of music in older cartoons.

Instrumetal
07-28-2007, 01:32 AM
Necrophagist has a great tone, IMO.

But I also like Behemoth's and Nile's.

7angels7plauges
07-28-2007, 01:32 AM
zao has great tones, changes on every album

The_Man_IV
07-28-2007, 01:35 AM
Pantera Has a sick Guitar Tone Very heavy
Nevermore i like as well

Dirtydeeds468
07-28-2007, 01:40 AM
Nevermore. Jeff Loomis is a god of clean and distorted tones.

d. b. cooper
07-28-2007, 01:44 AM
Well, I'd have to say Opeth for cleans, but other than that Suffocation's tone absolutely slays.

Dirtydeeds468
07-28-2007, 02:16 AM
AUGH!

Forgot Decapitated, ESPECIALLY on Nihility. Sounds like a fucking steel mill.

STABxYOU
07-28-2007, 02:46 AM
Darkthrone, Transylvanian Hunger ftw. It's like somebody turned the air conditioner up to 'grim and frostbitten' every time it comes on.

Sammoth
07-28-2007, 03:27 AM
Song of Melkor.

AngelOfSorrow
07-28-2007, 03:33 AM
Megadeth. Raw.

Alucard II
07-28-2007, 06:11 AM
DECAPITATED. Voggs tone is ****ing astoundingly awesome. most notably on the first 2 records, tho it differs on each.

Necrolust
07-28-2007, 06:38 AM
Testament in "First Strike, still Deadly"
Exodus in "Tempo Of The Damned" which imo sounds exactly like testament
Behemoth in "Satanica, Zos Zia Kultus, Demigod"
Opeth in Mostly everything
Death in "Sound Of Perseverance"
Iced Earth in "Dark Saga, Burnt Offerings, Smth Wicked This Way Comes"
Kreator "Violent revolution, Outcast"
Necrophagist in both
Nevermore in "Dead Heart In A Dead World"
Sodom "M-16, Masquerade In Blood"

Those were in the top of my head.

11thHour
07-28-2007, 07:33 AM
Decapitated!!!!!

Shred Head
07-28-2007, 07:35 AM
Machine Head, Amon Amarth and Nevermore

duncang
07-28-2007, 07:37 AM
Necrophagist have horrible tone!

At The Gates on Slaughter Of The Soul.

Necrolust
07-28-2007, 07:43 AM
At The Gates on Slaughter Of The Soul.

+1.000.000

How could I forget this ??

Cold !!!

Kepulix
07-28-2007, 07:51 AM
Nightingale on the new White Darkness album
Wintersun
Insomnium
In Flames
Devin Townsend on Ziltoid The Omniscient
Dark Tranquillity
Amon Amarth

Flemfloyd
07-28-2007, 08:48 AM
Gojira have a really quite crushing tone if that makes sense. Good for niice heavy riffs.

Fiddler
07-28-2007, 10:41 AM
The Faceless' is pretty orgasm inducing, especially on the sweeps

AtrumArx
07-28-2007, 11:34 AM
Blind Guardian's newer stuff has some excellent guitar tones. Necrophagist also has some good tones.

Guitarmike123
07-28-2007, 11:38 AM
Sodom on the album M-16.
I would like to own a Engl Savage, I really do.

F-ing Hostile
07-28-2007, 11:42 AM
Wintersun
COB
In Flames, their clean tone is awesome IMO
Machine Head (new album obviously)
Pantera
Black Label Society

Sinten
07-28-2007, 11:50 AM
jeff loomis puts out some awesome tones

i have a feeling people are just listing their favorite bands

Vermintide
07-28-2007, 11:56 AM
Metallica on AJFA.

Ooooooff that's crushing. Yet so smooth and sexy....

Raziel2p
07-28-2007, 12:37 PM
Strapping Young Lad on Alien, I'd say.

KissingShadows
07-28-2007, 12:40 PM
WINTERSUN (The Vai tone and the Tele tone)
Dream Theater (Godly tone on Images and Words)
Necrophagist
At the Gates
Devin Townsend (Most obscure tone)
Children of Bodom (Love that forced Lee Jackson tone)
Nevermore (Listen to This Godless Endeavor)
Steve Vai (David Lee Roth, Passion and Warfare)

Tons more, too lazy to list.

poopsmith666
07-28-2007, 01:06 PM
Necrophagist has a great tone, IMO.

But I also like Behemoth's and Nile's.
yup

Renka
07-28-2007, 01:15 PM
Pantera, can't get any better than that (Official Live: 101 Proof and the Great Southern Trendkill stand out as the ultimate guitar albums IMO).

Mr. Twelve
07-28-2007, 01:35 PM
Gojira have a really quite crushing tone if that makes sense. Good for niice heavy riffs.

+12
I love Gojira's sound.

And Pantera's tone is horrible.

Mr. President
07-28-2007, 01:41 PM
Gojira have the most distinct tone IMO, it really sets them apart from the field.

KissingShadows
07-28-2007, 01:42 PM
Yea Gojira does have the most distinguishable tone. GREAT band.

Gyroscope12
07-28-2007, 05:10 PM
Quo Vadis
Death (symbolic, but i dont like SBG)
Sagrilege (GBG)

frozen-dirt
07-28-2007, 05:26 PM
Insomnium on ATWW and The Absence's new album. Framus Cobras ftw!

319
07-28-2007, 06:28 PM
Opeth and Nile....can't believe nobody has said Meshuggah...

Not metal but....Rammstein's tone is amazing

Inimical
07-28-2007, 06:47 PM
Entombed, Decapitated, Dark Tranquillity on Fiction.

Alucard II
07-28-2007, 06:54 PM
Opeth and Nile....can't believe nobody has said Meshuggah...

Not metal but....Rammstein's tone is amazingi hate Niles guitar tone, its muddy as ****

319
07-28-2007, 07:08 PM
i hate Niles guitar tone, its muddy as ****

What a coincidence...god hates you.

Alucard II
07-28-2007, 07:19 PM
What a coincidence...god hates you.that he does. its a mutual relationship. if only Karls tone was as sharp as his guitar, we'd all be happy

LaVieEstPrelude
07-28-2007, 07:19 PM
I like Cynic's guitar tone a lot, everything sounds perfect to me on Focus and I can't imagine it sounding any better.

frozen-dirt
07-28-2007, 07:27 PM
+1 to whoever said Nile's tone sucks.

319
07-28-2007, 08:40 PM
that he does. its a mutual relationship. if only Karls tone was as sharp as his guitar, we'd all be happy
For the cleverness of your post I forgive you for hating Niles tone...

Rammsteins? even though they aren't metal?

LedZeppelin
07-28-2007, 09:19 PM
Meshuggah on Catch 33
Tool on 10,000 Days
Ion Dissonance on Solace
andddd Isis on Panopticon

Alucard II
07-28-2007, 10:48 PM
For the cleverness of your post I forgive you for hating Niles tone...haha, thank you. and for the record, i do like Nile. just not the guitar tone

BadBishop
07-28-2007, 10:51 PM
+1 to whoever said Nile's tone sucks.

+2. Especially those who have heard Nile live.

Dirtydeeds468
07-28-2007, 11:16 PM
I like Cynic's guitar tone a lot, everything sounds perfect to me on Focus and I can't imagine it sounding any better.

+23456787654321

Magero
07-28-2007, 11:51 PM
I always loved the Slaughter of the soul tone. Behemoth's is pretty sweet and Decapitated's rules. Nile's tone does suck though, too muddy, not enough clarity.

(:JewishSatan:)
07-29-2007, 12:03 AM
I love Niles guitar tone, that's I have to say. You cant expect the clearest tone in drop A, but Niles tone is so deep it makes me feel like Thor.

Alucard II
07-29-2007, 12:28 AM
clarity has nothing to do with register of tuning. Karls guitar has an extended scale; the muddiness is not related to the tuning

SamtheHero
07-29-2007, 12:34 AM
Threat Signal on "Under Reprisal"


Thickest guitar tone I've ever heard that wasnt played out of a Bogner

319
07-29-2007, 12:34 AM
haha, thank you. and for the record, i do like Nile. just not the guitar tone

Thats good or else Karl would impale you with his guitar!

d. b. cooper
07-29-2007, 01:02 AM
+1 to whoever said Nile's tone sucks.

AoTW has great guitar tone and Ithyphallic's is pretty good , but everything before that is way too muddy.

I currently really like Vader's tone.

Makkis
07-29-2007, 02:11 AM
Opeth and Nile....can't believe nobody has said Meshuggah...
Add another for Meshuggah.


andddd Isis on Panopticon
Panopticon is perfect in every way.


And despite my love of Nile I agree with those who think their tone could improve.

Becca138
07-29-2007, 09:02 AM
Megadeth, but mainly cuz i luv them.

also Black Label Society, daaamn Zakk's got killer tone.

Kepulix
07-29-2007, 09:36 AM
oh and of course Judas Priest on the Painkiller album!!

NAME GOES HERE
07-29-2007, 10:11 AM
I really like Chuck's tone on the 'Symbolic' album.

Guitarmike123
07-29-2007, 10:12 AM
Carcass on the Heartwork album.

mingles
07-29-2007, 10:55 AM
i hate Niles guitar tone, its muddy as ****

yeah i hate it too.

Morbid angel on domination is killer.
Decapitated
Metallica's black album
Pantera's VDOP
Death's Symbolic
Slayer's Season's in the abyss

mingles
07-29-2007, 10:56 AM
Carcass on the Heartwork album.

the more i listen to that album, the less i like the guitar tone

unfathomable_bo
07-29-2007, 11:05 AM
Baphomet!!!

Seriously they had the fattest most grooooovy guitar tone ever, just listen to the intro of The Suffering, it sounds like about 3 million guitars

kirkisking
07-29-2007, 11:13 AM
Monuments to Sorrow

lolololollolololololololllloo joke

metalmaster362
07-29-2007, 11:52 AM
necrophagist has really good tone, but my favorite tone is from unearth (yes, i know there not metal.)

Scourge441
07-29-2007, 12:16 PM
Gojira, The Absence on the new album, and Scar Symmetry are my favorites at the moment.

AcidBath443
07-29-2007, 01:27 PM
Electric Wizard- not good in the traditional sense but whatever.

Marlboro Man
07-29-2007, 01:29 PM
Pantera...Megadeth

i have to pee
07-29-2007, 01:31 PM
Nile always has choice tone IMO
Cannibal Corpse has a good tone
Atheist has a ****ing awesome bass tone
SYL and DTB always have great tone as well.

Vanquish
07-29-2007, 02:05 PM
Decapitated, Death, Arsis, Aborted, Devin Townsend Band, Strapping Young Lad, I could keep going forever.

MeTaLhead90
07-29-2007, 07:05 PM
max cavalera from sepultura on the album arise.

PerpetualBurn
09-16-2007, 11:57 PM
necrophagist has really good tone, but my favorite tone is from unearth (yes, i know there not metal.)

Unearth have great tone for good reason. Universe / S7 + VHT = Great tone.

And Necrophagist are just godly.

whalepudding
09-17-2007, 02:54 AM
Opeth's clean tones, and Nevermore's distorted tones.

Pantera's tone on VDOP, Megadeth's on RIP, Cannibal Corpse's on Kill and Strapping Young Lad's tone are all good ones aswell. Morbid Angel's tone is completely perfect for what they play, I don't think I'd use it though.

sevenchurches
09-17-2007, 05:01 AM
The tone Gorguts got on "From Wisdom to Hate" is sick. Really really sick.
Anything by Obituary lol, they just have this impossibly heavy tone
Effigy of the Forgotten by Suffocation
Elements by Atheist
Mortal Throne of Nazarene by Incantation
Testimony of the ancients by Pestilence

wintee_madness
09-17-2007, 05:09 AM
I like Insomnium's, Wintersun, and Cannibal Corpse's on Kill

SdKfz
09-17-2007, 06:29 AM
=>Black Sabbath tone on the ''Paranoid'' and ''Symptom of the Universe'' albums.
=>Exodus on ''Bonded by Blood''
=>Grave Digger on ''War Games'' (don't kill me for this!)

mortiis999
09-17-2007, 07:56 AM
Dying Fetus, Cephalotripsy, Testament (first album), Obituary, anything with James Murphy and I personally really like the tone on "Butchered at Birth".

Electric Wizard- not good in the traditional sense but whatever.

And this.

chylde_of_fire
09-17-2007, 08:22 AM
And this.
And again. The only person with a rougher guitar sound than Jus Oborn is Dave Chandler from Saint Vitus.

Victor Griffin had a beautifully eeevil tone in Pentagram.

And Ritchie Blackmore of course, possibly the heaviest sounds to have ever come out of a Strat.

Magero
09-17-2007, 08:29 AM
Decapitated's tone on "Nihility" is my favourite tone ever. But I also love Nevermore on "This Godless Endeavor" and Arch Enemy on "Wages Of Sin".

sevenchurches
09-17-2007, 08:45 AM
Victor Griffin had a beautifully eeevil tone in Pentagram.

Day of Reckoning tone FTW

IronMaiden5
09-17-2007, 10:16 AM
Pantera, Necrophagist, Cannibal Corpse, Death, Andy LaRoque of King Diamond, Arch Enemy, Nile

ch715dallat
09-17-2007, 11:07 AM
Decapitateds Rhythm tone + Necrophagists Lead Tone = Ultimate Toneage

666_Pounder
09-17-2007, 11:50 AM
Devin Townsend in all of his music output (involving guitars).

cds+stereo=life
09-17-2007, 12:26 PM
Decapitated.

Penisaur
09-17-2007, 12:30 PM
Behemoth..specifically The Apostasy album

rg_metal
09-17-2007, 01:22 PM
Anders Bjorler has the best tone in my opinion... along with michael ammot...

saxaxe
09-17-2007, 01:36 PM
Behemoth, Opeth, LIVE Cattle Decapitation was some of the best guitar tones Ive heard in a long time. The Faceless have great tone too.

Phill-Rock
09-17-2007, 02:08 PM
Blind Guardian
Demons & Wizards
Iced Earth
Wintersun
Firewind
Jag Panzer (w/ Chris anyway)
Sonata Arctica

and all Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani and John Petrucci stuff tend to have great tone.

mr kipling
09-17-2007, 03:36 PM
Cynic have lovely tone, in my opinion.

Cuddrow
09-17-2007, 03:46 PM
Blind Guardian, always. There's no beating the lead picture they add to their music. André Olbrich = God.

Kepulix
09-17-2007, 03:55 PM
yeah André got probably my favourite wah wah tone, just check out the solo on Lionheart!

cockybalboa
09-17-2007, 05:52 PM
Pierced era Suffocation

Also, Sinister had a really sick guitar tone on some of their earlier albums.

stanleybach
09-17-2007, 05:59 PM
Decapitateds Rhythm tone + Necrophagists Lead Tone = Ultimate Toneage
+1. Decapitated's tone is my absolute favorite tone in all of metal. The thought of those two tones together about gave me a boner.

NightmareXT
09-17-2007, 06:19 PM
Suffocation
Necrophagist
Bloodbath (I like it)
Opeth
Dream Theater
Kataklysm

Burning_Angel
09-17-2007, 06:24 PM
Wintersun
Death on TSoP
Opeth
Amon Amarth
Iron Maiden.

MetalMilitia212
09-17-2007, 06:27 PM
Early Opeth with lots of delay.

I can't believe so many people love Necrophagist's tone, it's just so lifeless.

Teh Forest King
09-17-2007, 07:08 PM
Necrophagist
Behemoth
Amon Amarth
Meshuggah
New Emperor
Zyklon

3FingeredHoek
09-17-2007, 07:16 PM
Any Strapping Young Lad/Devin Townsend
Any/all Iced Earth
Later Blind Guardian
Later Nevermore
Later Opeth

Big Man Jack
09-17-2007, 08:28 PM
Children of Bodom on Follow the reaper,everytime i die,sixpounder,angels dont kill and Lake Bodom.

War Nerve
09-17-2007, 09:03 PM
I like Droid's guitar tone, they aren't known very well yet. support these awesome metalhead rockers. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=9945504

Metal_R_Us
09-17-2007, 10:14 PM
Death on Symbolic
Opeth
Meshuggah
The Faceless
Gojira
SYL


And I also really like the guitar tones on the new Vital Remains album

I_Collect_Picks
09-18-2007, 01:51 AM
cradle of filth on thornography.

Night_Lights
09-18-2007, 02:37 AM
nevermore (dead heart, godless)

necrophagist (lead tone only)

obituary (cause of death lead tone- go james murphy!)

death- (symbolic)

arch enemy (doomsday machine)

arcturus (sideshow symphonies)

decapitated (nihility, that lead tone OMG)

Opeth (still life onwards)

behemoth (satanica onwards)

kinzoku
09-18-2007, 02:52 AM
At The gates - the red in the sky is ours

i love that underground sound.

Also Blind Guardian, Epic...

morbid_death
09-18-2007, 03:02 AM
Destroyer 666 - from violence.... to pheonix rising.

ch715dallat
09-18-2007, 01:01 PM
decapitated (nihility, that lead tone OMG)


Dude The whole tone on nihility is godly, the power of that rhythm tone is just crushing :headbang: infact all decapitateds albums are a show in DM tone mastery, and he uses a BCRich from what i see :eek:

NightmareXT
09-18-2007, 04:54 PM
Dude The whole tone on nihility is godly, the power of that rhythm tone is just crushing :headbang: infact all decapitateds albums are a show in DM tone mastery, and he uses a BCRich from what i see :eek:

BC Rich? I thought he used Ran customs?

jerm__
09-18-2007, 04:58 PM
Decapitated, Arch Enemy, The Absence, The Faceless (clear and dark as ****), Graveworm, Dark Tranquillity, Stormlord, Souldrainer, Scar Symmetry, Kataklysm (ITAOD) that tone is so dark....****in' christ.

ch715dallat
09-18-2007, 05:03 PM
BC Rich? I thought he used Ran customs?

he probably does, but in plenty of live vids ive seen he uses bc rich, but maybe they were old vid?

still,... his tone is godlike

saxaxe
09-18-2007, 05:22 PM
Oh, and I really REALLY like Bloodbath's tone on Ressurection through Carnage.

duncang
09-18-2007, 05:24 PM
Oh btw, The Stench Of Redemption has the greatest lead tone ever.

War Nerve
09-18-2007, 05:34 PM
Oh btw, The Stench Of Redemption has the greatest lead tone ever.


Yeah it's ok, but not the greatest ever.

Teh Forest King
09-18-2007, 06:39 PM
he probably does, but in plenty of live vids ive seen he uses bc rich, but maybe they were old vid?

still,... his tone is godlike

He uses multiple Ran Stars and a Washburn dime in black. He used it on Summer Slaughter.

ch715dallat
09-18-2007, 06:48 PM
^ okilie dokily :cheers:

zigz407
09-18-2007, 06:55 PM
i love Behemoths tone, does any one now what gear they use

mr. riff
09-18-2007, 06:56 PM
I liked the dirty tone of Mastodon's Remission and Leviathan albums. It made them sound so much heavier.

zigz407
09-18-2007, 07:01 PM
I liked the dirty tone of Mastodon's Remission and Leviathan albums. It made them sound so much heavier.
agreed

ukdudeinuk
09-18-2007, 07:06 PM
Lamb of God on Sacrament and Ashes of the Wake...yeah I know they aren't metal.
Metallica on MoP, specifically Orion and Battery.
Children of Bodom: HCDR, AYDY, FTR
Pantera, especially Far Beyond Driven and on
Sanctity
Trivium on The Crusade.

Yngwie_Ragnarok
09-18-2007, 08:42 PM
I love the Therion/Demonoid tone. It has balls. Not the symphonic stuff, songs like Khlysti Evangelist.

metallifan1
09-18-2007, 08:49 PM
machinehead on The Blackening album.

TheBlessed Dead
09-18-2007, 10:19 PM
machinehead on The Blackening album.

+10000

its so ****ing great

Teh Forest King
09-18-2007, 10:32 PM
i love Behemoths tone, does any one now what gear they use

Bogner Uberschall Blended with Mesa recs

Vanquish
09-18-2007, 11:16 PM
Sunn O))) has the best tone ever.

toolfan_121
09-18-2007, 11:17 PM
Opeth has some awesome clean tone on Damnation.

the_random_hero
09-18-2007, 11:22 PM
Opeth by far, listen to 'To Bid You Farewell' and tell me that the clean section isn't orgasmic.

Mr. President
09-18-2007, 11:24 PM
Gojira, its perfect, crushing but not overly distorted, Clear and produces killer harmonis, and sets them apart from all the other bands which just have a normal distorted tone.

Unskathed
09-19-2007, 01:22 AM
Unearth on "The Oncoming Storm"
Seventh Star on "The Undisputed Truth"
Through The Eyes Of The Dead on "Malice"
Evile on "Enter The Grave"
Slayer on every album
and
The Black Dahlia Murder on "Nocturnal"

I know Seventh Star isn't metal, but **** it. That guitar tone is so damn thick.

CowboyFromHell5
09-19-2007, 02:44 PM
pantera no doubt. so heavy and unique, it gives me chills.

Brucci
09-19-2007, 04:03 PM
arch enemy have quite a nice tone, carcass had a fantastic grind and death tone.

zigz407
09-19-2007, 04:40 PM
Gojira, its perfect, crushing but not overly distorted, Clear and produces killer harmonis, and sets them apart from all the other bands which just have a normal distorted tone.
+1
i really want to learn how to do their pick slidey harmonicy thingys

11thHour
09-19-2007, 06:00 PM
there aint much to learn man..

but yeah gojira and decapitated for sure.

i like cryptopsys tone as well

BladeSlinger
09-19-2007, 08:31 PM
Metallica(Ride the Lightning)
Megadeth(Countdown to Extinction, United Abominations)
Arch Enemy(Doomsday Machine)
Pantera.....all
Necrophagist solo tone on all songs...

jerm__
09-19-2007, 09:09 PM
Decapitated
Arch Enemy
The Faceless
Graveworm
Stormlord
Souldrainer
Scar Symmetry
Kataklysm

what do these bands use as far as amps and pedals go?

Vanquish
09-19-2007, 09:23 PM
Decapitated
Arch Enemy
The Faceless
Graveworm
Stormlord
Souldrainer
Scar Symmetry
Kataklysm

what do these bands use as far as amps and pedals go?

Google amps, Wikipedia distortion.

jerm__
09-19-2007, 09:25 PM
^ never works haa

Vanquish
09-19-2007, 09:26 PM
Go on the bands website and look at their sponsors.

jerm__
09-19-2007, 09:28 PM
^ that only gives part of the answer, i'd like to know the amp model ahah.

ch715dallat
09-19-2007, 10:06 PM
look at their gear sections on their website you noob :rolleyes: jeez, do you need your ass wiped and spoon fed?

jerm__
09-19-2007, 10:08 PM
^ yes i do, got a ****in' problem, if you havn't realized its not written on all their sites, and its much easier to just ask here.

Vanquish
09-19-2007, 10:57 PM
Nice rig you got there, jerm.

HopeLeaves_35
09-20-2007, 12:32 AM
It's been said but Opeth. Ghost Reveries' got the best clean and distorted tone. But also Machine Head's The Blackening, clean and distorted sound sweet.

Tirkaz
09-20-2007, 01:52 AM
Best guitar tone?

Dying Fetus on Grotesque Impalement EP.

mmmmm.

jerm__
09-20-2007, 12:58 PM
Nice rig you got there, jerm.

Why thank you man:D Once i get my OD-9 and MXR 10-band EQ, t'will be really tight. I might get a cab after that.

zakatak9389
09-20-2007, 02:33 PM
Even though their metalcore, unearth have really good tone imo. I'm also quite fond of Wintersun, Symphony X and Dream theatre's tone also.

Big Man Jack
09-20-2007, 04:03 PM
Children of bodom(Lead)

DEcapitated-rythem

jerm__
09-20-2007, 07:08 PM
the most ballsy tone i think is the new kataklysm tone

furyinternal
09-20-2007, 07:30 PM
In This Moment
Angtoria
Nevermore
Poisonblack
In Flames
Iced Earth
Dino Cazares
Arjen Anthony Lucassen

seek_&_destroy
09-20-2007, 07:49 PM
Megadeth, RIP and CTE

Pantera's is pretty kickass...specially the clean stuff on Cemetery Gates

ANNIHILATOR
SUCH A NEAT AND TIGHT TONE

freddaahh
09-21-2007, 03:10 PM
I'm not a fan of necrophagist's tone, too full on the mid for me. I prefer decapitated's tone, if we're talking tech death metal. But IMHO Machine Head have the best tone of all, followed by arch enemy

Mongochromat
09-21-2007, 03:46 PM
Dino Cazeres, Vogg, Devin Townsend and the Meshuggah guys got pretty sweet tones.

NorLock
09-21-2007, 04:09 PM
unearth (is this a hardcore band)? devildriver, behemoth

shredfest
09-21-2007, 04:09 PM
NILE sounds AWESOME.
The Faceless sound pretty good too

Riot Act
09-22-2007, 12:15 AM
Pantera
Iron Maiden

Fear Factory
Devildr

wintee_madness
09-22-2007, 12:31 AM
^ yes i do, got a ****in' problem, if you havn't realized its not written on all their sites, and its much easier to just ask here.
Are you in Incarnia?? or just a band you like??
I realised they are in my myspace friends...
wintersun best tone or Insomnium or Dissection on Storm of the Light's Bane

jerm__
09-22-2007, 01:43 AM
^ hell ya man, i am in Incarnia haha, glad to see us there haha.

Anyways, do you guys know how heavy a guitar with an ash body can get? bands that use it?

Aaron_C
09-22-2007, 04:24 AM
Mercenary (Den) and Circus Maximus are the first bands that come to mind.

Tigri
09-22-2007, 06:50 AM
1.Children of Bodom
2.Nevermore
3.Iron Maiden

my 3 best tone bands ;)

Justin Credible
09-22-2007, 08:49 AM
Augury. They tune to B standard but are as clear as if they were in E. Not to mention the cleans they get are to die for. Anyone else stoked for the new album next spring?

super666fender
09-22-2007, 10:03 AM
how bout symphony x? thats tits

Alucard II
09-22-2007, 12:12 PM
1.Children of Bodom
2.Nevermore
3.Iron Maiden

my 3 best tone bands ;)Bodom piss me off. but thats just me. i still go with Vogg for absolutely killer tone. Gojiras tone on From Mars to Sirius wasnt too shabby either.

AxeofRedemtion
09-22-2007, 03:47 PM
[COLOR=Red]naw after the burial has a really weird tone but i love it... anyone know who they are or am i the only one?

Holy Katana
09-22-2007, 04:32 PM
At The Gates on Slaughter Of The Soul.

The Haunted also have great tone, thanks to Anders Björler.

Did he and Martin Larsson use 5150s on SOTS? It certainly sounds like it.

rg_metal
09-22-2007, 04:48 PM
The Haunted also have great tone, thanks to Anders Björler.

Did he and Martin Larsson use 5150s on SOTS? It certainly sounds like it.

No... It was a Peavey Supreme 160 amp... And Anders built a homemade cabinet with 2x10 and 2x12 speakers... :D

Holy Katana
09-22-2007, 04:50 PM
No... It was a Peavey Supreme 160 amp... And Anders built a homemade cabinet with 2x10 and 2x12 speakers... :D

I knew about the homemade cab, but I didn't know about the Supreme 160. *heads off to eBay*

Plus_the_Bear
09-22-2007, 04:54 PM
Dying Fetus on their latest album, Decapitated, Necrophagist,

Guitarmike123
09-22-2007, 04:56 PM
I knew about the homemade cab, but I didn't know about the Supreme 160. *heads off to eBay*

I've read some interview with the producer of that album and he claims that along with the solid sate peavey and the homemade cab (which had two busted speakers) they used a boss metal zone on the clean channel.

rg_metal
09-22-2007, 04:58 PM
I've read some interview with the producer of that album and he claims that along with the solid sate peavey and the homemade cab (which had two busted speakers) they used a boss metal zone on the clean channel.

They used both the metal zone and boss heavy metal...

Guitarmike123
09-22-2007, 05:00 PM
They used both the metal zone and boss heavy metal...

All I can say is that they must have some serious EQing skills.

rg_metal
09-22-2007, 05:03 PM
All I can say is that they must have some serious EQing skills.

yeah... they haven't really talked about that part... But Anders has the best tone in the metal world... imo

Holy Katana
09-22-2007, 05:20 PM
All I can say is that they must have some serious EQing skills.

The older Metal Zones were less fizzy, though, and the Boss Heavy Metal was used by Dave Gilmour in the '80s. It actually had pretty good tone.

Guitarmike123
09-22-2007, 05:23 PM
The older Metal Zones were less fizzy, though, and the Boss Heavy Metal was used by Dave Gilmour in the '80s. It actually had pretty good tone.

That explains alot, I was comparing it to my own metal zone so I went :wtf: when I read it.

Dimebag=Best
09-23-2007, 12:24 AM
[QUOTE=The_Man_IV]Pantera Has a sick Guitar Tone Very heavy
/[QUOTE]

amen
nile and behemoth suck live
hatebreed has a nice crunch

jerm__
09-23-2007, 12:35 AM
pantera's tone is ****in' garbage, no mids at all. Hatebreed are just lame. Nile and behemoth kick ass, behemoth has sweet tone.

Charlatan_001
09-23-2007, 12:38 AM
Arch Enemy always has my vote for best lead and rhythm tones.

AzureNight
09-23-2007, 12:45 PM
Ildjarn.

IronMaiden5
09-23-2007, 12:49 PM
[QUOTE=The_Man_IV]Pantera Has a sick Guitar Tone Very heavy
/[QUOTE]

amen
nile and behemoth suck live
hatebreed has a nice crunch
Nile and Behemoth are great live. And Hatebreed aren't metal.

NorLock
09-23-2007, 02:14 PM
[QUOTE=The_Man_IV]Pantera Has a sick Guitar Tone Very heavy
/[QUOTE]

amen
nile and behemoth suck live
hatebreed has a nice crunch

Nile and behemoth suck live??? hmmm okay :confused: they are recognised as the biggest death metal bands ever for many people, but they suck live? Maybe they aren't 'the best live bands' out there but they certainly don't suck live.

rg_metal
09-23-2007, 02:54 PM
Arch Enemy always has my vote for best lead and rhythm tones.

+1

I saw them live once... they sound perfect... just like the recorded stuff...

Opeth has perfect tone also... Sound perfect live...

rudygizmo
09-24-2007, 09:52 PM
Am I gonna get flamed for saying The Black Dahlia Murder on their new album (Nocturnal)? That tone is ****in' amazing, really powerful and full but with surprisingly low gain.

On a similar topic, anyone here know how to make a similar tone using a Marshall JCM-800 and a Boss Metal Zone pedal? Prolly can't be done, but...

ch715dallat
09-24-2007, 10:05 PM
[QUOTE=Dimebag=Best][QUOTE=The_Man_IV]Pantera Has a sick Guitar Tone Very heavy
/

Nile and behemoth suck live??? hmmm okay :confused: they are recognised as the biggest death metal bands ever for many people, but they suck live? Maybe they aren't 'the best live bands' out there but they certainly don't suck live.

tbh yes they do, not so much suck but just arent as good as they should be live especially compared to similar bands

War Nerve
09-24-2007, 10:53 PM
Meshuggah!!!!!!!

Shredlet
09-25-2007, 09:43 AM
What i think we should really think about is live tone, how they sound live everyone sounds good in the studio but i still reckon dime's heavy tone is bone crunching live and studio!

sevenchurches
09-25-2007, 09:54 AM
^

umm....nah....

:wtf:

joke, 'tis a good idea

Phillipa C.
10-05-2007, 07:16 AM
Burzum "Filosofem" has the best guitar tone I've heard in metal. Darkthrone's "Under A Funeral Moon" a close second.

..NEM..
10-05-2007, 11:08 AM
TOOL, Dream Theater, Opeth and Symphony X. :headbang:

ctb
10-05-2007, 01:55 PM
Cannibal Corpse's tone on the Kill album.
Burzum's tone on their self-titled.
Sunn 0)))'s tone is Godly.

Teh Forest King
10-05-2007, 02:49 PM
Necrophagist
Decapitated
Vader
Behemoth
Finntroll

AppleQueso
10-05-2007, 03:03 PM
Testament in "First Strike, still Deadly"
Exodus in "Tempo Of The Damned" which imo sounds exactly like testament
Behemoth in "Satanica, Zos Zia Kultus, Demigod"
Opeth in Mostly everything
Death in "Sound Of Perseverance"
Iced Earth in "Dark Saga, Burnt Offerings, Smth Wicked This Way Comes"
Kreator "Violent revolution, Outcast"
Necrophagist in both
Nevermore in "Dead Heart In A Dead World"
Sodom "M-16, Masquerade In Blood"

Those were in the top of my head.
I absolutely LOVE the tone of that album. Not just the guitar tone either, Chuck's voice was godly there.

enjoi91
10-05-2007, 05:17 PM
dream theater

Guitar_Dan_666
10-05-2007, 10:44 PM
Carcass
Arch Enemy
Children of Bodom
Opeth
Dissection
Necrophagist
Decapitated
Nile
Immortal
Pantera
Iron Maiden

Phillipa C.
10-06-2007, 02:03 AM
its a bit vague just to mention the bands name. I mean for example Carcass's guitar tone changed vastly from album to album. the raw guitar tone of Reek Of Putrefaction is light years away from the compressed crunch of Heartwork. be specific.

Sabasten
10-22-2007, 02:18 PM
Children of Bodom but i'm a bit biased

mr kipling
10-22-2007, 05:24 PM
The last 4 Death albums.
The Sword.
Slayer on Seasons In The Abyss.

Dimebag=Best
10-26-2007, 02:03 PM
[QUOTE=NorLock][QUOTE=Dimebag=Best]

tbh yes they do, not so much suck but just arent as good as they should be live especially compared to similar bands

thank you
i was joking about hatebreed :rolleyes:

jerm__
10-26-2007, 02:24 PM
The Faceless have sweet dark and clear tone. They used a line 6 Vetta ll i think

whirleygig
10-26-2007, 03:38 PM
I can't be bothered searching through all 10 pages of this thread, so forgive me if it's been mentioned before, but Celtic Frost's Morbid Tales has one of the best guitar tones I've ever heard. It's just...fuck yeah.

And Slaughter of the Soul, but I'm sure that's been said.

Dust_and_Guilt
10-26-2007, 07:13 PM
Nevermore, Arsis, Carcass, Necrophagist, Behemoth

drshock
10-26-2007, 10:17 PM
Nihility- Decapitated

Rhyan_EG
10-26-2007, 11:21 PM
Dethklok and Trivium's tone on the Master of Puppetts cover.